Divisional Commander

Chief Superintendent John Mackenzie

Chief Superintendent John McKenzie is the Divisional Commander for the Lothians and Scottish Borders Division.

John was born and educated in West Lothian. He completed a degree in Electronic Engineering and worked in this field prior to joining Lothian & Borders Police in 1992.

He served in West Lothian in both uniform and criminal investigation roles prior to moving to Edinburgh as the Detective Chief Inspector for Public Protection where he worked in partnership to modernise the multi-agency response to child and adult protection investigations.

In 2011 he was promoted to Head of Professional Standards in Lothian & Borders Police and was directly involved in the development of a national Professional Standards Department within Police Scotland to serve the needs of all communities.

John moved to Greater Glasgow Division in 2015 as a Detective Superintendent and was promoted in 2017 to Chief Superintendent of the National Safer Communities portfolio.

He has very strong personal and professional links with the Lothians and Scottish Borders Division. He has an extensive investigative background and significant experience in working strategically with partners to build sustainable solutions as well as building strong and professional teams to deliver for local communities.

The Lothians and Scottish Borders Division

The Lothians & Scottish Borders Division serves around 462,080 people over 2,393 square miles, stretching from Blackridge to Newcastleton. It covers East Lothian, West Lothian, Midlothian and the Scottish Borders .

The Division has four territorial command areas aligned with their respective local councils. Each has a dedicated Area Commander who is responsible for all daily policing functions. Each area is also served by a number of community policing teams whose activities are built around the needs of the local community. They are responsible for responding to local calls and looking for long term solutions to key issues.

For regular crime prevention advice and updates on what’s happening across the Division, you can like 'Lothians & Scottish Borders Police Division’ on Facebook and follow ‘@LothBordPolice’ on Twitter.

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